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Year 6

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown

for History

 

Year 6

 

Chronological understanding

 

Knowledge and interpretation

 

Historical enquiry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•  Can they say where a period of

Can they summarise the main events

Can they look at two different

 

history fits on a timeline?

 

from a specific period in history,

 

versions and say how the author may

 

•  Can they place a specific event on

 

explaining the order in which key events

 

be attempting to persuade or give a

 

a timeline by decade?

 

happened?

 

specific viewpoint?

 

Can they summarise how Britain has

 

 

•  Can they place features of historical

Can they identify and explain their

 

 

had a major influence on world history?

 

events and people from past

 

 

understanding of propaganda?

 

Can they summarise what Britain may

 

 

societies and periods in a

Can they describe a key event from

 

 

have learnt from other countries and

 

chronological framework?

 

 

Britain’s past using a range of

 

 

civilizations through time gone by and

 

 

 

 

more recently?

 

evidence from different sources?

 

 

•   Can they describe features of historical

 

 

 

 

 

events and people from past societies

 

 

 

 

 

and periods they have studied?

 

 

 

 

•   Can they recognise and describe

 

 

 

 

 

differences and similarities/ changes and

 

 

 

 

 

continuity between different periods of

 

 

 

 

 

history?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6 (Challenging)

 

 

 
  • Do they appreciate that some ancient civilizations showed greater advancements than people who lived centuries after them?
  • Can they suggest relationships between causes in history?
  • Can they appreciate how Britain once had an Empire and how that has helped or hindered our relationship with a number of countries today?
  • Can they trace the main events that define Britain’s journey from a mono to a multi-cultural society?
  • Can they suggest why there may be different interpretations of events?
  • Can they suggest why certain events, people and changes might be seen as more significant than others?
  • Can they pose and answer their own historical questions?
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